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HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department was approved in 1983 to offer courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the former Federal University of Technology, Bauchi, now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. The Department recorded her first intake of undergraduate and postgraduates in 1983 and 1987 respectively. Students’ population has continued to grow with progressive consolidation in academic activities. More than 80% of the students’ intake into the Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department came from the Faculty of Science and Science Education of this university where the students undergo a one year pre-degree programme (100 level). In 1998, the University Senate directed that the administration of all students including those of 100-level be done in their respective Departments.
Dr. S. Ososwki, a Reader of Electronics Engineering and some other Polish and Nigerian lecturers were some of the key staff who helped to start the Department and nurture it to grow. Over the years the Department has expanded, new laboratories have been established. The Laboratories include Machines Laboratory, Control Engineering Lab, Microwave Engineering Lab., Digital and Analogue Electronics Engineering Laboratories, Microprocessor Lab and Telecommunications Laboratory.
The syllabus used by the Department up to 1989/90 session was developed based on the recommendations of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Presently the NUC approved syllabus is being used for 100 to 500 levels.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The general philosophy of the Electrical Engineering Department is to produce graduates with high academic standards and adequate practical background such that they are of immediate value to industry and the nation. All departments are pragmatic in order to turn out engineers capable of solving local Nigerian problems in addition to global challenges that they might be confronted with. To achieve this, specific features of the programmes include:
(i) Foundation years at 100 and 200 levels common with other Engineering Departments in the Faculty.
(ii) Workshop practice, laboratory work and tutorials
(iii) Design projects with bias towards local applications.
(iv) Broad based engineering courses and interaction between students and professionals in industry and government.
(v) Project in the final year on which the student works independently under supervision
(vi) Special skills and in depth study in a particular area of the Department through optional courses or electives.
(vii) Adequate knowledge in the areas of engineering management, economics and law.
The objectives of the Department are:
i) To produce graduates with high academic standard coupled with adequate practical experience, who are able to meet the challenges of a developing economy and sufficiently tackle common day-to-day engineering problems.
ii) To produce graduates with broad-based knowledge in general studies, management and humanities, all of which enhance their understanding, contribution and relevance to the society.
List of Head of Departments
S/N Name Date
1. Dr. S. Osowski 1983-1985
2. Dr. I. Adesida 1985-1987
3. Dr. M. I. Onogu (Late)1987-1997
4. Engr. M. S. Islam 1997-1998
5. Engr. H. A. Guda (Late) 1998-2002
6. Dr. M. S. Islam 2002-2006
7. Dr. E.E. Omizegba 2006
8. Dr. J. D. Jiya 2006-2010
9. Dr. G. A. Bakare 2010-2014
10. Dr E.C. Anene 2014-Date
Currently, there are 29 academic staff, 10 technical staff and 3 administrative staff as tabulated in the following tables.
S/N Name Qualification Present Rank
1. Dr. E. C. Anene BEng, MEng. PhD Reader/HOD
2. Prof. U. O. Aliyu BEng, MSEE, PhD Professor/ Director, EMDC
3. Prof. O. U. Okereke BSc, MSc, PhD Professor
4. Prof. J. D. Jiya BEng, MEng., PhD Professor
5. Prof. E. E. Omizegba BEng, MSc. PhD Professor
6. Prof. G.A. Bakare BEng, MEng. PhD Professor / Director, ICT
7. Engr. A. A. Salihu BEng, MEng. Senior Lecturer
8. Engr. M. H. Aliyu BEng, MEng. Senior Lecturer
9. Dr. Y.S. Haruna BEng, MEng. Reader
10. Dr A. L. Amoo B.Tech, MEng., PhD Senior Lecturer/ Project Officer
11. Engr. I. N. Chiroma BEng, MEng, MSc Senior Lecturer
12. Dr M. S. Kumo BEng, MEng. PhD Lecturer II, Records Officer
13. M. Ahmed BEng, MEng. Lecturer II
14. Dr B. H. Mamman BEng, MEng. Lecturer II
15. A. S. Abdulkadir BEng, MEng. Lecturer II
16. O. K. Lawal BSc, MSc Lecturer II, Registration Officer
17. H. S. Miya BEng., MSc Lecturer II
18. M. D. Buhari B. Eng. MSc Lecturer II
19. S. M. Yerima B. Eng. MEng Lecturer II
20. A. I. Dalyop B. Eng. MEng Lecturer II, PGD Coordinator
21. M. S. Yahaya B. Eng. MSc Assistant Lecturer, Exam Officer
22. S. N. Aliyu B. Eng. MSc Assistant Lecturer
23. A. M. Abdulhamid B. Eng. MSc Assistant Lecturer
24. S. Sabo B. Eng. Assistant Lecturer
25. H. Liman B. Eng. Assistant Lecturer
26. I. T. Balami B. Eng. Assistant Lecturer
27. A. Sabo B. Eng. Assistant Lecturer
28. Y. Sale B. Eng Graduate Assistant
29. Nomase Agho B. Eng Graduate Assistant
S/N Name Rank/Designation
1. A. D. Ikara Chief Lab. Technologist
2. Oladejo Adeniran Chief Lab. Technologist
3. D. Hena Chief Lab. Technologist
4. Muftahu B. Mohd Chief Lab. Technologist
5. B. I. Zwall Asst. Chief Lab. Technologist
6. Bashir Ibrahim Principal Technical Officer
7. Rajau Ibrahim Technical Officer
8. Bashir Muhammed Technologist II
9. Mohammed A. Zaiyul Lab. Attendant
S/N Name Rank/Designation
1. Mrs. B. P. Ige Asst. Chief Confidential Secretary
2. L. Danladi Executive Officer
3. Ayuba Y. Yusuf Care-Taker
There are three admission procedures into the Programme:
i) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
Candidates should posses passes at credit level in senior secondary certificate final year examination or GCE “O” level in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject at not more than two sittings. In addition to this the applicant should meet the necessary UME cut off point.
ii) Direct Entry
For direct entry into 200 level, candidates must have passes in Mathematics and Physics at GCE “A” level or its equivalent. ND and HND with a minimum of Upper credit pass from any NBTE accredited Polytechnic are eligible for admission. Candidates must also meet the “O” level requirement of five credits.
iii) Admission through Remedial Programme
The University operates a remedial programme that prepares candidates for admission such that candidates must pass UTME at cut-off points and also successfully remedy relevant subjects as specified in the UTME and as stipulated by the University for Engineering based courses.
The Department runs the Bachelor of Engineering. (B. Eng.) degree programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Duration of Programme
The Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering normally last for five (5) years (100 to 500 Levels). However, direct entry candidates spend four (4) years. The programme is structured in such a way that all Engineering students offer the same basic courses at 100 and 200 Levels in order to prepare them for the Engineering profession. The 300 to 500 Level courses are more detailed and focused towards professional training in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
A student cannot stay beyond 150% of the normal duration of the programme (i.e 7 ½ and 6 sessions for 5- and 4- years programmes respectively).
The approved grading scheme under the minimum academic standard is applicable in grading undergraduate degree programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The grading system used in the University is as described in Table 1.
A student shall pass an examination if he scores grade of “E” (1.00 point) or above. A student who absents himself/herself from an examination for a course which he has duly registered without a reason acceptable to SENATE will automatically earn an ”F” grade for the examination.